Lovely weekend in Dusseldorf

Hello everyone! Just got back from my long weekend trip in Dusseldorf. I visited my college friend E and also met my cousin M. Anyway, here are some street scenes in Dusseldorf.

We met some friends and had our ladies’ evening

We went to Croatian and Japanese restaurants

Not to mention the cakes and coffees in the afternoon, as well as our shopping spree

Another night-out with friends

Last but not the least, our “pamper ourselves” Sunday (with Filipino food, manicure, pedicure, chit-chats)

Have a great week everyone!

For: Jo’s Monday walk : Among the fisherfolk, The beautiful Biltmore Estate , ALL SEASONS – ST PATRICK’S DAY MOOD, The Story of How I Went to Target for One Thing, Tell Me Something Good #100



Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Sihanoukville is a province in southwest Cambodia known for its beaches, tropical islands and the mangrove jungles of Ream National Park. Set around a deep-water port on a peninsula jutting into the Gulf of Thailand, the provincial capital of Sihanoukville has palm-fringed beaches, seafood restaurants and late-night bars. Overlooking the capital is the hilltop Buddhist temple of Wat Leu. (Wikipedia)

Street scenes on our way to our hotel

Our hotel

with private beach

Taking the tuktuk was quite fun!

We visited their market

Back to our hotel and its infinity pool

Our night scene

For: ALL SEASONS – UPSIDE DOWN IN MARCH, Alpine Pond Loop at Skyline Ridge Preserve, Jo’s Monday walk : Hunting camelias in Monchique, Tell Me Something Good #99


Tell Me Something Good #96


Hello everyone! Snowy Monday here in Munich and I’ve just arrived last night from the Philippines. Actually, we already had our holiday there three weeks ago, but I had to go back after 4 days…. emergency. My mother was taken to the hospital, pneumonia, a very tough one for an 80 year old. She was first taken to a nearby hospital and after 3 days, the doctor said they couldn’t do anything for her, so they transferred her to one of the best hospitals in the Philippines where she was put in an intensive care unit for 4 days, with 5 specialists, including a Cardiologist and Nephrologist. Her sodium and oxygen was so low and she had water in her lungs. Luckily, she made it through and now back at home recovering. Really grateful that she made it through.


Lord, there are marvelous things that I do not know, nor can I comprehend.
Lord, things that happen in my life, and things that happen in my mother’s life.
Lord, I desire to be thankful, to appreciate everything that comes across my path.

For: Tell Me Something Good #96

New Year’s Eve and Day in Manila

Hello everyone! Just got back from our month-long holiday in four countries – UK, Philippines, Singapore and Cambodia. Still jetlagged here, laundry up to the ceiling as our suitcases are full of dirty clothes, shovelling snow, back to reality…. Anyway, here are some photos taken in Manila as we’ve spent the New Year’s Eve and Day there, then came back there after our visit to one of the islands.

For: Jo’s Monday walk : Lisbon… one last time, ALL SEASONS – JANUARY 21 ALREADY?, Signs From the San Francisco Women’s March That Break It Down, Tell Me Something Good #92

#ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…

Hello everyone! I was able to buy some vegetables so I made “pinakbet” which was stir fried vegetables with bagoong or soy sauce. It was delicious!


Using my new paraffin hand treatment machine…

Last night’s dinner – chicken and pork adobo with green beans, rice and salad.

Have a great week everyone!

For: #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, Tell Me Something Good #84


Pork hamburger with stilton cheese

Hello everyone! It’s a bridge day here in Bavaria and we have 2 days off from tomorrow – yay! Anyway, just sharing with you what we cooked last Saturday. It’s pork hamburger with stilton cheese. First, mince the pork and add some flour, season with salt and pepper. Fry them. Put aside. Make some salad of lettuce and sliced apple, add olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Turn the heat off, add the sliced stilton cheese in the pan and return the burgers in. Put the bread also in the heat. On the plate put the bread, add the lettuce and apple slice, then the burger and cheese, then apple and lettuce and the top of the bread. Serve with some chips. It was delicious!


For: Tell Me Something Good #81